Glavin Homes Likes Blue.
In an earlier post and photo, the outside of Glavin’s Parade house was blue. Now it is also blue inside. Why is this? This blue product is manufactured by Knauf. It is an environmentally friendly sealant called ECOSEAL. Glavin Homes has only applied this one other time. It is not a common practice in the home building industry. Maybe it should be? As tight as new homes are air and moisture still wick their way through walls. By applying a sealant at virtually every joint, air and moisture are greatly impeded from moving through the wall cavities. This is a non-toxic product as evidenced by the person applying the product not having to wear any special protective gear. The National Association of Homebuilders, NAHB, has a vigorous Green Building Certification program, called National Green Building Standard, NGBS. Glavin Homes’ goal is to have their 2014 Parade Of Homes certified at the Gold level. More about that in another Post.